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Clinical Utility of LDL Particle Number to Optimize Management of LDL-Related Cardiovascular Risk

This INDUSTRY DIRECT supplement to The Journal of Family Practice is brought to you by Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings.

 

This supplement reviews:

 

  • Data demonstrating a more reliable measure of LDL quantity—LDL particle number (LDL-P)—that can identify statin-treated individuals with continued LDL-related ASCVD risk and guide therapy adjustment likely to result in additional reduction in ASCVD events
  • Expert society recommendations endorsing LDL-P measures for management of high-risk populations
  • Outcome data demonstrating attainment of low LDL-P versus low measure of cholesterol (LDL-C) in management of high-risk populations resulting in a number needed to treat (NNT) of 23
  • An integrated, step-wise model used to put these data and recommendations into practice

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